Two fires in Apache Junction

The Superstition Fire and Medical District, assisted by Mesa Fire and Medical, responded to two structure fires in the city on Monday. No injuries were reported with either blaze. The first fire was in the Apache Palms Trailer Park near Old West Highway and Winchester Road. The trailer was reported to be a total loss. […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District helps put out fire west of Apache Junction

Superstition Fire and Medical District worked alongside Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department officials to extinguish a mobile home fire that spread to vehicles and structures west of the city of Apache Junction. SFMD and Mesa firefighters were dispatched at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, to assist Rural/Metro with the fire in […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District extinguishes Apache Junction house blaze

An occupant escaped a June 13 fire in Apache Junction and no one was injured, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. SFMD was dispatched at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday to the house fire in the 600 block of South Gold Drive in Apache Junction, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said […]

Historic Mining Camp Restaurant to remain closed, owner Fugate says

Vinton Fugate, owner of the historic Mining Camp Restaurant that was destroyed in a fire last summer, said in a Facebook post May 25 that it will not reopen. Firefighters were called at 3:03 a.m. July 25 to the business, 6100 E. Mining Camp St. in Apache Junction. The official cause of the fire was […]

Discarded smoking materials may have caused mobile home fire, official says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District was dispatched at 12:49 p.m. May 22 to a mobile home fire in the 900 block of North Acacia Road in Apache Junction. The first engine company arrived in five minutes to find smoke showing from the home, Richard Ochs, SFMD assistant chief of planning and logistics, said in […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board to call for election

A resolution calling for an election of one board member and a board clerk are to be discussed at the May 16 meeting of the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the district’s administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “This resolution is necessary to call […]

Farber new fire chief at Superstition Fire and Medical District

Mike Farber was recently named the fire chief of the Superstition Fire and Medical District after serving as the interim fire chief for the past 10 months. He is the 11th fire chief in the 63-year history of the district. He has been with SFMD for the 33 years. During his time in the district, […]

1 smoke-inhalation victim in Apache Junction mobile home fire

[Update: This story was updated to include a second mobile home fire and to remove three photos that had been posted to the fire district’s Facebook page that were snapped by a local resident.] Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department extinguished an early morning mobile home fire April 19 […]

Summer burning restrictions begin May 1, fire district says

  The Superstition Fire and Medical District will join Pinal County in the restriction of all open burning beginning on May 1. As of April 2, the Pinal County Air Quality Division began issuing only three-day open burning permits.  All permits will expire by Tuesday, May 1, according to a release. “No open burning will […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board meets April 18

The interim chief’s evaluation and appointing a fire chief are to be discussed at the April 18 meeting of the Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the district’s administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction. The governing board may also go into a closed-door executive session […]